What does a brick have to do with mastering? Yesterday, I had a quick chat on Twitter with Andy Wilson, mixing & mastering engineer at Masterdisk in NYC, about how I’d asked for new mixes for a Latin album I was to be mastering today as the original mixes were too hot. With the much […]

The rooms we perform, record, mix, and master in, should be the best they can be for the required role to help us achieve a great sound and performance. I was accompanying Trinity Guildhall exams today at St.George’s Church in Worcester and it reminded me of how important our surroundings are. I have accompanied a […]

Came across string arranger and orchestrator Pete Whitfield‘s Disco Strings video today – think it’s a great introduction to using strings in disco music and for a good intro to strings in general. Very well put together and informative. Pete Whitfield on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/pwhitfield and on Twitter:http://twitter.com/pwhitfield

There is a dream that many people share for an end to the mental loudness war that still continues after many years. One man who champions the idea of putting dynamic range back into music is mastering engineer Ian Shepherd (@ianshepherd) and he has come up with an excellent idea of Dynamic Range Day (#DYNAMICRANGEDAY). […]